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What Drives Creativity In Compositions?

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mostly the subject matter to be portrayed. Richard Strauss, for example, as he takes on the book 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' goes with a presentation of this literary piece to its future readers; the overture represents not what is in the book but the book itself, this is a world premiere.

the music contains two themes. 1st represents the author proffering his book to the universe of readers. 2nd represents the reluctant reader:

1st theme melody calls - read. This. BOOK.

2nd theme replies - NO way!

the timpani - resentment.

1st theme second try - read. This. BOOK.

2nd theme (eyebrows raised) - you WHAT!

the timpani - resentment.

1st theme persists - read. This. BOOK.

2nd theme now gets it - all RIGHT! (then continues) I WILL GIVE. THIS BOOK A TRY.

1st theme (relaxed) - GOOD. Luck. on. that. etc.

and then the reader opens the book to read.



 

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One important driver of creativity is the sense of adventure to be had
lest we forget, that behind a masterpiece it is always craft in the first place, while 'creativity' is a vague term which cannot describe the process of a music being written, for when one writes a score - he then is like an architect, but not a reckless adventurer.
 

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like with every thing artistical, no artist can produce anything of value if he's no story to tell or a message to deliver... that said, although a music score is a literary piece by the nature of its narrative, music itself however is more akin to architecture, the edifice of which is to be put up so it does not collapse later on, even though looking that.
 

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There is a natural creative aspect of the mind that must remain wild and beyond command . This , for the artist , is consciously protected . The ways and means of doing that may make the creative one appear very eccentric .
come on... a composer is no idiot, neither he should be insane... for writing a music piece is a serious business, especially if you intend creating a masterpiece.
 

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Intending to create a masterpiece ? Yes , many do that .
many would do that if did not think necessary to go insane, get inspiration, start hearing voices in the head, and seek the audiences favor like a nazi leader, beforehand, instead of study well and then write music well.

music is a technology, a composer is a technologist, and if he studied well, then he writes music well and, if gets lucky, will produce a masterpiece.

craziness may come later, as a result of burnout, however its never too late, so do not worry, create a couple of masterpieces or so, then on to the mad house.
 
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